Networks of informal contacts and resources are helping refugee students in Lebanon and Jordan gain access to a university education.
Many Lebanese professors work on hourly, part-time contracts with no benefits and little chance of promotion, while their salaries plunge in value.
Private universities offer almost the only chance of jobs, but instructors say their conditions of employment are precarious.
Many professors are discouraged by their work conditions and the lack of independent bodies to defend their rights, a study by Al-Fanar Media found.
A history professor in Qatar offers advice for instructors seeking to discuss sensitive social and political issues.
Moving to the credit-hour system should help cut the state’s higher-education costs, officials say, but some academics fear a lowering of standards.
SPARK, a development NGO, and UN Women are offering gender-specific training to help women entrepreneurs in countries set back by Covid-19.
The chief organizer of the PISA tests says Arab countries have begun to react positively to their poor showing in 2018 but still need to break away from traditional teaching methods.
Games are well established as teaching tools, says a history professor in Qatar. Instead of resisting them, educators should be trying to develop better ones.